4 Steps to Fix Couldn’t load plugin Chrome Error on Windows 10

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Many Google Chrome users might have ever seen an error on their screen saying Couldn’t load plug-in. This is not an error that you are supposed to worry about. Follow some methods we have on this post to resolve the error.

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How do I fix it?

Here are 4 solutions you can try. You may not need to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works.

Solution 1: Rename your pepflashplayer.dll file

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key Google Chrome   and at the same time to open Windows File Explorer.

2) Go to C:UsersYour Users nameAppDataLocalGoogleChromeUser DataPepperFlash.

Then double-click the folder with the version number.

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3) Right-click pepflashplayer.dll, then Rename.

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4) Change the name into pepflashplayerX.dll.

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5) Restart your Chrome and see if the flash works.

Solution 2: Delete your PepperFlash folder

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key Google Chrome   and R at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type %localappdata% and press Enter.

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3) Go to Google/Chrome/User Data. Then right-click PepperFlash, then Delete.

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4) Restart your Chrome and see if the flash works.

Solution 3: Stop your Shockwave Flash

1) On any tab of your Chrome do this: on your keyboard, press Shift and Esc at the same time to invoke the Chrome’s Task Manager window.

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2) Click Plugin Broker: Shockwave Flash, then End process.

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3) Restart your Chrome and see if the flash works.

Solution 4: Make sure your Chrome is up-to-date

This error could be also caused by an old version of Chrome. To make sure your Chrome is up-to-date:

1) Click the more options button Google Chrome   on your Chrome. Then Help About Google Chrome.

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2) Your Chrome should be updated automatically.

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3) Restart your Chrome and see if the flash works.

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Conclusion

The methods above should have fixed your problem on Google Chrome. If the error persists, you can try download the fresh installer of Google Chrome and install it on your PC.

We are welcome for any feedback of yours. Thank you for reading, Folks!